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  • Air Force Museum of New Zealand Shop

    The Shop at the Air Force Museum is worth a special visit, with something for the aviation fan of any age! This well-stocked Air Force-themed store includes gorgeous children's fli... read more

  • Ages 3+

    ThrillZone - one location for a world of thrills

    Located right in the heart of Queenstown, come and play with us – indoor and outdoor! We offer an awesome range of exciting and adrenaline-fuelled attractions to choose from perfec... read more

  • Erik's Fish and Chips

    Erik's Fish and Chips offer superb fast food takeaways that are Halal and gluten-free, that the whole family will love! Located right in town and only metres from the lakefront, yo... read more

  • Whareroa Farm tracks

    Enjoy regenerating shrubland, coastal views and kohekohe forest on these walks that are suitable for children. Walks range from 355 metres to 13.4km - there is something for everyone. Plus some great mountain bike tracks to play on, and even a horse riding track. Lots of room to play!

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    • Location: Whareroa Farm, Queen Elizabeth Park off-ramp about 3.5 km north of Paekakariki on SH1.
  • Ages 5+

    Parasailing - Big Sky

    Enjoy the thrill of soaring 400 or 800 feet above beautiful Lake Taupo (the choice of height is yours), attached to the back deck of Big Sky’s purpose built nine metre winch boat. Departures are made hourly from the lakefront, and your take-off and landing will be from the back deck of the boat, meaning you can stay completely dry if you choose to, or experience a refreshing foot dip.

    You will be amazed at the unbelievable beauty of New Zealand’s most beautiful lake – Lake Taupo – from the soaring heights of the parasail. You even have the choice of sharing this gorgeous view with friends or family, as Big Sky offer tandem and triple parasailing as well! In fact, Big Sky parasailing in Lake Taupo is suitable for the whole family – from five years of age upwards – and you don’t need any experience to enjoy this fun and exciting activity.

     

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  • Farewell Spit Eco Tours

    Farewell Spit is a  narrow sand spit at the northernmost tip of New Zealand's South Island and is the longest sandspit in the country. With a reach of about 26km (not including an extra 6km of underwater landmass) the Spit is made up of unbelievably beautiful golden sand.

    The low tide – which can recede as far as 7kms – exposes vast mudflats which create a natural feeding ground that attracts seabirds by the thousands; in fact, up to 20,000 godwits, 30,000 knots and many other migratory and native birds (as well as introduced species) come to visit the Spit during the summer time. An absolute dream for bird watchers! The Spit is now a nature reserve and bird sanctuary and public access is heavily restricted; however, during your Farewell Spit eco tour, you will be granted special access to view part of the gorgeous sanctuary for yourself.

     

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  • Mt Hutt Ski Area

    This is New Zealand’s best ski resort! Voted three times in a row at the World Ski Awards, Canterbury’s big mountain is loved for its hospitality, high altitude, legendary runs, an... read more

  • Ages 8+

    The Cave

    The Cave ~ for out of this world experiences!  The Cave is your portal to a fun, interactive adventure using emerging technology.  You will be blown away!  Bring your family and en... read more

  • Cruise Te Anau - Fiord Discovery Cruise

    Discover South Fiord, Lake Te Anau! Leave the crowds behind and explore Lake Te Anau with your own knowledgeable guide and get truly close to nature. Visit the hidden corners of NZ... read more

  • Bason Botanic Gardens - Whanganui

    Bason Botanic Garden is rated a “Garden of Significance” by the New Zealand Gardens Trust. It includes one of the most extensive public garden orchid collections in New Zealand. Families enjoy their time here making use of the wide open spaces and free gas BBQ facilities.

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    • Location: 552 Rapanui Rd,
      Westmere 4574
      Whanganui
  • Fear Factory Wellington

    Wellington's newest and most horrifying experience! (but don't worry - it's lots of fun too). Bring the kids to New Zealand's Scariest and Unique Haunted House - or should we say H... read more

  • Quake City : The Christchurch Earthquake Story

    Quake City tells stories of heroism, hope and loss from the Canterbury earthquakes. It explains the science and the phenomenon of liquefaction – when the shaking liquefied the grou... read more

  • Cardrona Alpine Resort - South Island

    Cardrona is the largest ski area close to both Queenstown and Wanaka, and is NZ’s favourite family mountain where everyone’s a VIP!  With a fun-filled atmosphere, wide, open runs a... read more

  • Ages 10+

    Ziplining - Ultimate Canopy Tour

    If you want to experience the thrill of flying through the incredible surrounds of native New Zealand forest, then Rotorua Canopy Tours can provide you just that.

    The Ultimate Tour is bigger, faster and longer than The Original Tour. The 3.5 hour experience consists of 1200m of ziplines, an 18m abseil, swingbridges, a 400m long zipline, a 50m high cliff walk and spiral staircases! This is the ultimate way to explore the treetops and the breathtaking lake views.

    Relive the sounds, sights and smells of a time before men left their indelible imprint upon nature. This is New Zealand in all of its glory and you will never forget it!  Minimum age 10 years.

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  • Stewart Island Ferry

    This fabulous destination is Stewart Island – New Zealand's most sought after eco-tourism haven. The beautiful uncharted coastline grants the beholder a contrasting view of harsh rocky scenery, alongside stunning, golden sand beaches. The Island was granted the Māori name, Rakiura, meaning land of the glowing skies – so named because of the marvellous skyline at sunset and sunrise.  The beginning of your adventure will see you cruising via catamaran – fully equipped for comfort and enjoyment. The one-hour crossing of the Foveaux Strait allows you time to scan the glorious landscape for hidden wildlife, and this will leave you amazed at the abundance of marvellous marine and bird life that occupies this part of New Zealand.

    Child price for 5-14 year olds.  Under 5s are FREE.

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  • Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise

    Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand and the jewel of the South Island.  Explore Queenstown from Lake Wakatipu with Southern Discoveries, to discover the hiddengems a... read more

  • Ulva Island Explorer

    Stewart Island from the water is spectacular, and your cruise around Paterson Inlet will give you the best vantage point to see the amazing scenery of hidden coves and pristine beaches. With full commentary, you will learn about the fascinating early history of the area, including information about the local Māori population, European settlement and the whaling that took place here. The skipper and nature guide will answer any questions you may have, allowing you to develop a thorough understanding of this amazing part of the world.

    During your cruise, be sure to keep an eye out for some of the local wildlife, including fur seals, penguins, dolphins and mollymawks, as well as a variety of other bird and sea life.

    Afterwards, you will disembark at Ulva Island for a 45 minute, specialist-led, guided nature walk around this amazing wildlife sanctuary.

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  • New Orleans Historic Hotel Restaurant and Bar

    The BEST Kids menu in town! Plus a HUGE menu that offers a great pizza selection, sharing plates, salads, burgers, ribs, curries and good ol’ fish & chips and more...your biggest d... read more

  • Wanaka Recreation Centre and Pool

     Affordable, healthy, family fun at Wanaka's community sports hub whatever the weather!  New swimming complex opened 2018, featuring 8-lane, 25m lap pool, adult hot pool and learn... read more

  • Flat Hills Cafe & Tourist Park - Ohingaiti

    Flat Hills offers a wide variety of reasons to stop in, take a break and let the kids play, all whilst you relax and enjoy this lovely country setting.  Not only does the cafe offe... read more

  • Bay of Islands Sea Shuttle Day Tour

    Escape the crowds on an island getaway around the Bay of Islands. With island walks, wildlife spotting, snorkeling, paddle boarding and the boat cruise this is an awesome day of fun for the family!

    Keep a look out for marine life and shore birds that inhabit the area including dolphins.

    The tour has a maximum group size of 20 so this is a great option if you are looking for a smaller, personalised and interactive cruise in the Bay of Islands. Child prices for 4-12 year olds, under 4s go FREE.

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  • GLOPUTT Mini Golf

    GLOPUTT - a whole new world of mini golf!  This is Auckland's first amazing and bizarre new world of glow in the dark minigolf.   A 16 hole course consisting of buildings, foliage,... read more

  • Ages 2+

    KJet

    You can step into a big yellow KJet every hour at the centrally located Main Town Pier, Queenstown. Create special memories for the kids and travel across the pristine waters of La... read more

  • Ages 5+

    Horse Riding - Rubicon Valley Horse Treks

    Rubicon Valley Horse Treks offers horse lovers and fun seekers a delightful choice of horse trekking options on Rubicon Farm – this amazing 2000 acre sheep farm is perfect for riding. The trails meander over rolling hills and flat river beds, skirting the sparkling Waimakariri River, creating a perfect mix of riding options for beginners and advanced riders alike.

    River Trail (2 hours riding)
    This is a slow paced ride and is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness and ability; however, there is plenty of opportunity for some faster paced riding.

    Farm Show Trek (3 hours - 1.5 hours riding)
    Enjoy a horse trek and a farm show in one fun-filled 3 hour trek!   This ride is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness and ability.

    River & Valley Trail (3 hours riding)
    This ride is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness and ability; however, there is plenty of opportunity for some faster paced riding.

    Mountain Trail Ride (6 hours - 4.5 hours riding)
    This ride is perfect for riders who love spending plenty of time in the saddle. It is not recommended for children under 12 or people with a low level of fitness.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.